Understanding Parenting…..

The more our four-year-old boy is learning to express his emotions and thoughts, the more I can relate it all to either the father’s or mine. One day, when I heard him shout for something silly, it pricked me, for I saw me in him. It was a reminder that I need to slow down, get to the ground and supervise my temper. The more I see him mirror one or both of us, the more I understand parenting. That parenting isn’t just the interaction between the parents and the children; but beyond, on a deeper note, parenting is the integration of the family as a whole. 

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Is it necessary to understand Parenting?

parenting written on a classroom board

I often ask to myself, if parents can be perfect beings at all times? Doesn’t being mindful of all that we speak and do in front of the kids, restrict us from our spontaneous flow of life? And most importantly, if it is really necessary to understand, contemplate, dissect, dig, and study parenting in order to follow on some parenting rules in our everyday lives?

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Taking Children to the Mountains

Mountains scare me! Be it driving through the curved paths or climbing through the woods, I always hold my breathe until the ordeal is over. As a child, once our family had been to a trip to Mysore. As we started climbing the ghat roads, I remember praying to God at every hair-pin bend, to…

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Why are dads always secondary?

As a dad, if you’ve ever felt secondary to your wife in parenting or even jealous of her prestigious status and felt like banging your head to know the why, the what and the how of this unfair superiority , here are a few inputs from my brain. This is only a compilation from my observation of parents around. There might be much more that men lack as fathers or, on the brighter side, I could be wrong in one or more of my points. However, before you read on, do remember that you are too one among those humans who glorify your mothers a little more than your fathers.

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When my little boy shall become a man, I wish him to…….

During those days when my son was still an infant, I perceived him as the personification of all the goodness in the world. Why, that’s in fact every parent would feel toward their little ones! However, as I keep growing in parenting, I certainly understand that several influences along his path shall shape him to a man of a unique set of attitudes, values and opinions, as how everyone of us have indeed grew up to, today. While a few of his influences could be in my hands, most others I might not be even aware of. It’s a difficult truth to be accepted but that’s an integral wisdom we must gain during the course of parenting. Yet, if there should be a few need-to-imbibe values I wish for him, especially for the kind of world he will be facing in the coming years, here they are!

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The Power of Constructive Parenting (Part I)

I don’t know if it might look trivial to some. But having closely watched a child grow, I’ve developed a sense of admiration to the little creative surprises that he gives me. I had no idea what story he would come up with the characters. And it was a surprise to watch him bring alive his own swimming fantasy in the characters too, many of whom he made to swim in the river adjacent to the castle 😆 For a two-year old, this little act is also a magical story, isn’t it?

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Those Bonding Moments – Treasures against Time!

I quit my job a few months before my son was born. My seven years’ of cancer research career came to an abrupt halt. The so-called ‘climbing the ladder of success’ had no ladder to climb. Nor were there earnings, promotions, aspirations, professional accomplishments or colleagues to bond with. And yes, my résumé has a…

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My Busy Little Helper

I detest, abhor, disgust and all other synonyms of hate – the fact that women in India are designated for housekeeping (even if one is a working woman) while men can relax and watch TV no matter how jobless one can be. In fact, the day my son was born, I was a little troubled of…

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And we go to Sleep…

This post is a part of Indi Happy Hours activity sponsored by Pampers The best time we spend together is while we go to sleep. It is certainly not hard to put him to sleep. Babies as such can fall asleep in no time; so does my son. Our bedtime rituals keep changing and keep…

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Has anyone pooped, peed and puked on you?

What a nasty title?!!!!! The rest of the post is not going to be any better. Scroll down at your own risk! The only one dare enough to poop, pee and puke on me is of course my little boy. Close to a year now, I am immune to his smelly stuff; in fact it…

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